Target, Best Buy, General Mills and Cargill signed on to the Obama Administration's American Business Act on Climate Pledge last year, but still gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to climate change deniers in Congress.
by Michael Olson, MPR Newsvia MPR News10/10/2016 9:02:40 AM
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump held the second of three debates Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis. It was a town-hall style debate moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC and CNN's Anderson Cooper.
by Michael Olson, MPR Newsvia MPR News10/10/2016 5:10:28 AM
Clinton said she wants justices who understand how the world "really works." She wants ones who will support the legality of abortion and same-sex marriage. She notes that several of the justices Trump has said he'd consider oppose those rights.
Trump says he wants a judge in the tradition of Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia's death this winter opened a vacancy on the court that still has not been filled. The Republican-controlled Senate has refused to consider President Obama's nominee to fill Scalia's seat.
by Michael Olson, MPR Newsvia MPR News10/10/2016 2:54:07 AM
DONALD TRUMP: "I don't like Assad at all. But Assad is killing ISIS. Russia is killing ISIS."
THE FACTS: Not true. Syria's President Bashar Assad considers the Islamic State group to be among numerous "terrorist" groups that threaten his government, but his military is not fighting them. It is focused on combatting Syrian opposition groups, some of which are supported by the United States. The fight against the Islamic State militants is being waged by a U.S.-led coalition, with help from Turkey, by training, advising and equipping Syrian Arab and Kurdish fighters. While Moscow asserts that it is fighting the Islamic State extremists in Syria, the vast majority of its airstrikes have targeted opposition groups threatening the Assad government.
Contributed by AP National Security Writer Robert Burns.
by Michael Olson, MPR Newsvia MPR News10/10/2016 2:47:09 AM